Day: 28 November 2019

Newly Leaked Official Chinese Documents Include Operating Manual For Xinjiang Internment Camps

Source: Radio Free Asia Newly leaked Chinese government documents include the first known “manual” for operating internment camps in the Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), providing local authorities with guidelines on how to prevent escapes, keep the program a secret, and use “points” to grade detainees. An “Autonomous Region State Organ Telegram,” issued in 2017 […]

Expert Says 1.8 Million Uyghurs, Muslim Minorities Held in Xinjiang’s Internment Camps

Source: Radio Free Asia Authorities in northwest China’s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR) have detained up to 1.8 million Uyghurs and other Muslim minorities in as many as 1,300 to 1,400 internment camps, one of the world’s foremost experts on mass incarcerations in the region said in a paper released Sunday. Adrian Zenz, senior fellow […]

Destroying Mosques: China’s Umpteenth Attempt to Wipe Out Uyghur Identity

Source: The Globe Post During the early 1980s, in the villages surrounding Hotan, a city in the Uyghur region in western China, residents worked diligently to raise funds and construct new mosques. In a brief period of loosening restrictions following the devastation of the Cultural Revolution, faithful Uyghurs eagerly took up the opportunity to build and […]